Brazilian Day: Deconstructing Imaginaries
A performance that intensifies mass cultural discourses to the point of parodying the imaginaries that homogenize our sociocultural realm. Specifically, two typical Brazilian characters: Alzira, the carnavalesque “temptress,” and the soccer player idolized by all poor neighborhood kids.
Marcos Alexandre, has been an actor in the Grupo Mayombe since it was founded in 1995 and is a professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. His theater research focuses on performance, afro-brazilian ritual, latin-american theater, and black theater.
Roberson de Sousa Nunes completed his PhD at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in 2011. His work focuses primarily on theater, dance, performance, and theories of literature and theater.